Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a defeat in the Maharashtra Legislative Council election 2020. BJP has won only Dhule-Nandurbar seat in the local body by-election. On December 1, votes were cast on 5 seats of the Legislative Council of the Graduates and Teachers Area, including the local bodies. The BJP had fielded candidates in all 6 seats.
In the local body by-election, only BJP's Amrish Rasik Lal Patel has been able to win from Dhule-Nandurbar seat. Patel was earlier in the Congress party and he resigned and joined the BJP. Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) of Maharashtra Government's Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi alliance has won the Legislative Council elections in Aurangabad and Pune Graduate seats.
On the results of this election, veteran BJP leader and former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that the Maharashtra Legislative Council election results have come and it is clear that these are not according to our expectations. We were hoping to win more seats, but we won only one seat. We feel that we missed the assessment of the joint strength of the three parties (Maha Vikas Aghadi). We did not anticipate it.